Ministry of Culture (Russia)

Coordinates: 55°45′44.46″N 37°36′19.53″E / 55.7623500°N 37.6054250°E / 55.7623500; 37.6054250
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Ministry of Culture
Министерство культуры Российской Федерации
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Agency overview
Formed2 May 2008
JurisdictionGovernment of Russia
HeadquartersMaly Gnezdnikovsky 6/7, Moscow
55°45′44.46″N 37°36′19.53″E / 55.7623500°N 37.6054250°E / 55.7623500; 37.6054250
Annual budget74.5 billion rouble (FY 2011)[citation needed]
Minister responsible (in Russian)

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство культуры Российской Федерации; Минкультуры России) is a ministry of the Government of Russia responsible for state policy in cultural spheres such as art, cinematography, archives, copyright, cultural heritage, and censorship.[1]

Olga Lyubimova has been Minister of Culture since 21 January 2020.


The current Ministry of Culture was formed on May 2, 2008, from the Ministry for Culture and Mass Media (Министерство культуры и массовых коммуникаций Российской Федерации).[2] In the past, the Ministry of Culture operated between 1953 and 2004, while between March and September 1992 the ministry was known as the Ministry for Culture and Tourism (Министерство культуры и туризма Российской Федерации).

The Federal Service for Supervision over Cultural Heritage Protection (Russian: Федеральная служба по надзору за соблюдением законодательства в области охраны культурного наследия; Росохранкультура) was dissolved in 2011.


The Ministry of Culture independently carries out legal regulations, as well as develops and introduces draft regulations on the following issues: culture, art, cinematography, copyright, related rights, historical and cultural heritage, international cultural and informational cooperation.[3]

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  1. ^ "Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens". AFP. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2017-03-17. Russia has refused to permit the release of a film about the mass deportations of entire ethnic groups on Stalin's orders during World War II, calling it anti-Russian and a falsification of history
  2. ^ Presidential Decree No. 724; Указ Президента РФ от 12.05.2008 N 724 Archived 2013-04-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Description".

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